A smile is one of the first things people notice when they greet another person. It also is one of the things that can help someone’s confidence. One of the parts of a smile that makes it beautiful is how white it is. If you have spent money on having perfectly straight teeth and they are stained or are yellow, you still may not be proud of your smile. For this reason, it’s a great idea to have white teeth.
Did you know that you don’t need to spend a lot of money in order to get white teeth? In fact, there are many natural things around that whiten your teeth you may not even be aware of. That is why the experts at Roseburg dentist are here to share how you can naturally whiten your teeth. Keep reading to learn more.
The first recommendation we have is oil pulling. You may have heard of it but don’t know exactly how to do it. Many people are started using coconut oil for a number of things. Whether you are cooking with it in the kitchen or rubbing it on your body for added moisturizer, it is a great natural product to have. One of the benefits is helping not only make your teeth and gums healthier but whiten your teeth too.
How you do this if you put a spoonful into your mouth. In the beginning, it will still be hard so you just let it sit there for a while. Once it has started to soften you can start swishing it around your mouth. Make sure you get each place. It will also help any food that has been left behind get out of your mouth. One of the reasons why this is not a popular thing to do is because it does take a while. You want to be swishing it around your mouth for at least 15 minutes. Most people don’t want to stand at the sink swishing for 15 years and that is why we recommend doing it while you are doing something else. For example, after dinner when you are cleaning up you could be oil pulling. You also could be while you are moving to breakfast in the morning. Finally, when you are watching television in the evening it’s a great time to practice your oil pulling. Try getting into a route of it and doing it each night. In the beginning, it may seem like a hassle but soon you will notice all the benefits and start getting into a routine with it. Oil pulling is great for your overall oral health no matter what age you are.
The next recommendation we have is to use whitening toothpaste. It really does work and it’s a very affordable solution! It’s important for this not to be long term though as it can end up causing damage and making your teeth very sensitive. For this reason, just use whitening toothpaste for a couple weeks and then switch back over to your regular toothpaste. When you notice your teeth are not quite as white again a few months later, you can again use it for a couple weeks. There are many different types of whitening toothpaste out there and some work better for some people. Try a traditional one and if that is not working you can always try a more specific one. You can also always ask your dentist which type or brand they prefer and recommend their patients to use.
Our third recommendation may seem silly, but it really does work. Strawberries and baking soda getting mixed together will give you a white smile that you are looking for. Many people are hesitant of this because strawberries have such a bold color. With that said, it really does work. Mash up strawberries and add baking soda to it and cover your teeth with the mixture. Try this once per week and in a couple weeks you will start noticing a difference.
These two ingredients also work by themselves. That means it’s a great idea for your smile to snack on strawberries. They also are a healthy treat! Don’t be afraid of the color, it really is helping.
If you are using baking soda on its own, you will simply cover your teeth in the baking soda. This is one of the oldest tricks in the book and one that is so easy since you probably already have baking soda in your home.
Now that you know three easy whitening tricks, we want to tell you 3 ways that are hurting the color of your teeth.
Firstly, aging is not easy on your teeth. It’s important to keep this is the mind that it partly is not your fault at all. Just like the rest of your body, your teeth are being exposed to many different things and foods all the time. It’s natural for them not to be quite as white as they once were, especially if you are a coffee drinker.
The second reason is from grinding your teeth. Grinding can actually cause your teeth to become more stained and yellow. If you have been told you grind your teeth it’s a great idea to get a mouthguard. Most people grind their teeth at night so that’s a good time to put it in, you don’t need to wear it at times you don’t grind them.
The final reason why your teeth may not be as white as they once were is that you are eating a lot of sugar. Sugar is unhealthy for your entire body, including your teeth. Foods that have sugar in them start to eat up at the enamel. If you are eating or drinking foods with sugar in them, try switching to less sugary options. If you have them every once in a while, try using a straw and also rinsing your mouth after you finish them. It really will help.
As you can see, there are so many ways to whiten your teeth. These suggestions are all natural too and won’t leave your teeth sensitive. Try incorporating a couple of them into your daily routine and you will soon start noticing a difference. For more information on naturally whitening your teeth, contact us today.
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